5 Low Maintenance Houseplants

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Everyone wants a low-maintenance house plant. Nobody wants a high-maintenance plant. Nobody wants to plant that you have to stand over all the time to make sure it is not going to perish every 5 seconds.

 However, what does low maintenance actually mean?  For the purpose of this article,  low maintenance is defined as not needing a lot of light or can survive in lower light. It also means that you do not have to water them every single day. They are not known for very easily perishing. They are all very beginner-friendly plants for you. These are all the things that compile low maintenance.

You can leave them for a few days or a week or even longer than that depending on your setups and your environments. These are not plants that you have to hover over. These are low-maintenance plants.

Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia

They got very big very quickly. They are bushy plants that have this beautiful leafy foliage and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Many of them will have some type of pink there or green and white. Also, generally, they have some type of variegation going you shouldn’t go anywhere but they are very easy to care plants and thrive in a variety of environments. You do not have to water them too often. When they need water the foliage will start to droop a little bit. You can just bottom water them for a few hours and just let them thrive.  They are very easy to care for plants.

Spider Plants

Spider Plants

 This plant is probably one of those plants that makes it into almost every single kind of list. Because it is such a versatile plant with its big bushy foliage. They are very easily propagated through their little spiderettes.  They are a type of grass that just grows so prolifically all over the world. 

As a house plant, you can let them dry out. the foliage will become thin and discolored. It will be sad looking and you may even think that you will have lost it but as long as the rhizome underneath is not rotted it will come back.

You can get them very large and hang them or put them on tables as a statement piece. They were one of the very first houseplants ever and after hundreds of years, they are very low maintenance.

Philodendron Burle Marx

Philodendron Burle Marx

 Another favorite, they get very big beautiful luscious green leaves with ear-like lobes sticking out at the top. It is just a fantastic uniquely shaped plant.

They can get very large but if given lower light they will stay smaller longer. They do still get pretty big eventually so you can put them in a lot of different places but generally, a bookshelf is going to be a little bit too confining for them.  They need a little bit more space than that. They are uniquely versatile in the sense that you can put them just about anywhere and they are going to conform to their conditions and grow around it.

Golden Pothos

Golden Pothos

Speaking of growing prolifically, these can climb and they can trail. Very luscious plants, they are generally from a tropical region despite this they are very hardy. They do not need a lot of light and do not need high, warm, temperatures as long as you keep them above frost level. They will continue to grow and they will end up growing literally up your walls into your other pots.

Definitely propagate them if you need to. That is another reason why they are such fabulous plants and so easy to care for. You can just let them grow and grow until they get so huge that you just chop them and make a whole other pot. You can have an entire jungle in your home from just this one plant! It’s a pretty incredible species.

Scindapsus

Scindapsus

 Another no-stress vining plant is Scindapsus.  They actually have very dark foliage, similarly shaped to a golden Pothos but they are a little bit more delicate to look at. They almost have a velvety look and then they have silver sparkling spots on them. The spots are fairly vibrant depending on the variety that you get.

They can have a lot of the silver sheen on them or very little this sheen based on the variety. It also depends on the lighting that they are receiving.  If they are getting too much or not enough depending on the variety it can then increase or decrease the amount of sheen on there.  All of which is really cool to experiment with.

Just like the others mentioned on this list, it is very easy to care for plants. If under-watered the foliage starts to curl and then bounces back when given enough water.

All of these low-maintenance plants are readily available and the cost is fairly low. Because they are low maintenance, you can feel more confident in keeping them, especially if are a busy plant parent.

5 Low Maintenance Houseplants
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